Mainstreaming Women in Sustainable Development Projects in Pakistan


  • Rahool Sharma Research Consultant, District Development Association Tharparkar, Mitthi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Habib Ali Katohar Lecturer, Pakistan Studies at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus Khairpur Mirs, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Sajjad Gul Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Political Science, the University of Campania, Caserta, Italy



Aurat Foundation, Mainstreaming Women, Sindhiyani Tehreek, Sustainable Development Projects


The main objective of this research is to investigate the approaches used to integrate rural women working with Sindhiyani Tehreek and Aurat Foundation in Pakistan into sustainable development programs and determine the impact of such efforts on individual empowerment, community resilience, and overall socioeconomic development. The research has adopted a qualitative approach to collect the primary and secondary sources of data. The data is analyzed using thematic analysis. The study has also incorporated case studies of the Aurat Foundation and Sindhiyani Tehreek to trace the role of rural women in sustainable development projects in Pakistan. The findings of this study are set to add to academic knowledge as well as policy formulation. Policymakers, NGOs, and development practitioners can plan and implement more targeted and impactful interventions if given strategies are effectively implemented that integrate rural women of these organizations into sustainable development programs. Finally, this research aims to inform a more inclusive and gender-sensitive approach to sustainable development, ensuring that women working in Sindhiyani Tehreek and Aurat Foundation have been playing a key role in sustainable development projects in Pakistan.





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Sharma, R., Katohar, H. A., & Gul, S. (2023). Mainstreaming Women in Sustainable Development Projects in Pakistan. Journal of Development and Social Sciences, 4(4), 530–538.